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Anglo-Saxon History Notes

Anglo-Saxon History Notes

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A range of essays written for Part I Papers 2 and 7 (Anglo-Saxon political; Anglo-Saxon social and economic) of the Cambridge History Tripos.

These should provide a good introduction to anyone studying the period at any university. Each essay averages around 3000 words, and includes a bibliography.

Political topics covered include:
- the works of Bede;
- the Mercian hegemony;
- King Alfred the Great;
- Kings Edward the Elder and Athelstan;
- King Aethelred II 'the Unready';
- the administration of the Anglo-Saxon realm;
- Edward the Confessor and the prelude to the Norman Conquest.

Social and economic topics covered include:
- the conversion of the Anglo-Saxons;
- the organisation of Anglo-Saxon society;
- the distinctiveness of Gaelic Christianity;
- social mobility in the Anglo-Saxon period;
- lay literacy;
- urban growth.

Grade Upper 1st Class
Institution University Of Cambridge (unaffiliated)
Country United Kingdom
Level Undergraduate
File format DOC

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